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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Emeka points out Jubril as being a ______________.
2. The narrator and her best friend ______________________.
(a) Do everything together.
(b) Swim in the sea.
(c) Ride bikes together.
(d) Take piano lessons.
3. The narrator and her best friend vacation with ___________________.
(a) A neighbor's family.
(b) The best friend's family.
(c) The narrator's family.
(d) The church group.
4. What is the setting of the story?
5. What does the narrator's father tell Selam?
(a) He can tutor her in algebra if she wants him to.
(b) She should study French.
(c) She is the best goalie on the soccer team.
(d) She should eat whatever she wants when with them.
Short Answer Questions
1. What place does the narrator have in her family?
2. Why is the soldier anxious to reach the village?
3. What does the narrator note about the streets outside the apartment?
4. Who tells this story?
5. During one vacation, Selam asks the narrator ___________________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is at the base of all the trivial conflicts in the story?
2. What does the narrator experience on the day her parents inform her she can no longer play with Selam?
3. Why are the narrator and Selam no longer allowed to play together?
4. What is the message of the story at the end?
5. How do the policemen who take the sick man off the bus represent the corruption that exists in the country?
6. What ban by the Nigerian government takes place just prior to the opening of the story, "Luxurious Hearses"?
7. Who is Jubril and why must he disguise his religious identity aboard a bus headed out of the city?i
8. How is the story, "What Language is That"? different from the other stories in this book?
9. What does the Chief signify in the story?
10. How does Akpan's choice of second person narration affect the reader?
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